Rules on the Web: Research and Applications

Volume 7438 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 100-119

Reaction RuleML 1.0: Standardized Semantic Reaction Rules

  • Adrian PaschkeAffiliated withFreie Universitaet Berlin
  • , Harold BoleyAffiliated withInformation and Communications Technologies, National Research Council Canada
  • , Zhili ZhaoAffiliated withFreie Universitaet Berlin
  • , Kia TeymourianAffiliated withFreie Universitaet Berlin
  • , Tara AthanAffiliated withAthan Services

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RuleML is a family of XML languages whose modular system of schemas permits high-precision (Web) rule interchange. The family’s top-level distinction is deliberation rules vs. reaction rules. In this paper we address the Reaction RuleML subfamily of RuleML and survey related work. Reaction RuleML is a standardized rule markup/serialization language and semantic interchange format for reaction rules and rule-based event processing. Reaction rules include distributed Complex Event Processing (CEP), Knowledge Representation (KR) calculi, as well as Event-Condition-Action (ECA) rules, Production (CA) rules, and Trigger (EA) rules. Reaction RuleML 1.0 incorporates this reactive spectrum of rules into RuleML employing a system of step-wise extensions of the Deliberation RuleML 1.0 foundation.